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'66 Half Cab
Join Date: Mar 06
Location: Bowling Green, KY
Vehicle Name '66 Half Cab
Color Currently Green
Style (U13, U14, U15) U14
Brief Description (optional) This Bronco was purchased new by my Aunt and Uncle in Poseyville, IN around 1966. It was manufactured in Oct of 1965 according to the VIN#, and my Aunt was aware it was one of the very first ones as she noted.
My Dad later purchased it from my Aunt when I was very young, likely a toddler. Dad used it all throughout my childhood for hunting and fishing trips. He even drove it to work at times.
It had been neglected for years, and I took a renewed interest in it and Dad told me to have at it. I completely rebuilt the braking system, added a temporary seat, did a quick paint job to make it presentable and retard further rust, and many other various parts to get it driving.
It currently is waiting for me to restore it. I was surprised and honored when a photo of it was voted in #2 place for the 2012 Classicbroncos.com Calendar, and was used on the cover.
Engine & Drivetrain
Engine & Drivetrain Images
3 speed (column shift)
Dana 20 (T-shift)
4.56 Axle ratio
Rear Limited Slip
All Stock, added Monroe Gas-Magnum shocks as original shocks were shot.
Wheels & Tires
Wheels & Tires Images
(5) 235 / 75 / R15 Kumho Road Venture AT KL-78
Stock rims including spare.
Originally Caribbean Turquoise. Later Painted blue, and I painted the current green to try and retard rust.
Had bench seat, have temporarily installed a bucket seat to drive on until restoration.
Other Notes Images
I currently do not posses the skills or working area to accomplish a full restoration I feel it deserves. Once I establish a shop to work in so I can do a complete tear down, I'll keep it functioning and capable of being driven, and attempt to slow any further deterioration.
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